Direction, Screenplay, and Story by: Barnali Ray Shukla
Produced by: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Starring: Shefali Shah, Rahul Bose
This week Bollywood came out with only one film, the Shefali Shah – Rahul Bose starrer, Kuchh Luv Jaisaa, through this review let us try to find out if this one will be able to mark any presence on the silver screen. Fed up of her usual mother or middle aged housewife image, Shefali Shah went under makeover (...read lost seven kilos) and is seen in a glamorous role in the film.
Madhu Saxena (Shefali Shah) is a housewife with two kids and a husband, who is not interested in her anymore. Madhu was born on 29th Feb; her birthday appears once in 4 years which too her husband forgets. On that day she decides that she will go out and enjoy her day which is when she bumps into Raghav (Rahul Bose) a criminal on the run. Madhu somehow feels that Raghav is a private detective on a secretive mission and they spend the whole day together. Will they start loving each other? Will it be a case of opposites attract, for that watch Kucch Luv Jaisaa.
Rahul Bose plays Raghav, a criminal who is running from police, he gets into the skin of character well and adopts the body and mannerisms of a criminal perfectly; it is also the different accent that Rahul speaks which suits to the unrefined personality of the character; Rahul has given a brilliant performance. Shefali Shah is a great actor (can’t forget her performance in Waqt and Satya), and this is the first time she is getting a chance to play her own age role, her expressions in the movie are apt and she manages to do complete justice to her role.
Barnali Ray Shukla makes her directorial debut with this film, the film starts well with opening credits and background title track itself, till interval the movie builds up well, however suddenly director looses the story track, there are various emotional scenes but they also couldn’t save the story from becoming predictable. There are so many loopholes in the movie, and starts to feel as if director depended completely on the actors to engage the audience.
Kucch Luv Jaisa starts off as a comedy movie, but takes a serious turn through performances of actors, for this film I would say great performers are thoroughly wasted, the script has various loopholes which could have been covered had the director invested some more time on script front, we at FilmiTadka give it 2 out of five stars.